Why Take the Bus to Paris?

Perhaps it’s the effect of the economy; perhaps it’s because coach travel is more environmentally friendly.Whatever the reason, coach travel between the UK and Europe is experiencing a real boon.More people than ever, from backpacking students to families and people travelling on business, everyone seems to be realising the intrinsic financial and environmental value of taking the bus rather than the plane on short-haul journeys from, say, London to Paris.

There are coach companies that offer prices that seem almost too cheap – and they are.Most people might prefer to pay a little extra for leg room and comfortable seats for what is, after all, a nine-hour journey from London to Paris.Fortunately iDBUS coach trips offer a viable, cheap alternative to travelling by plane or train and as a new company founded on the principles of offering luxurious travel for budget prices its fleet of coaches have all the mod cons.

Ergonomically designed seats with extra legroom, extra elbow room; bilingual staff; individual lights and air conditioning; adjustable seats and tables; free on board Wi-Fi and plug sockets: you could not ask for a more comfortable ride. The prices vary depending on the time of travel, but are not affected by the date of booking so you can plan ahead or book on the spur of the moment and still get the time and price that suits you best.Their timetables online allow you to select your departure and arrival stations (all centrally located and serviced by local public transport connections) and see at a glance which journeys are available at their lowest price.For instance, your journey with iDBUS from London to Paris could cost just the Mini Price of £33 and the iDBUS from Paris to London is more or less the same, allowing for currency conversion rates.

iDBUS coach trips offer comfort and affordability and you can even book your seats so that you can sit with your travelling companions, choose a window or an aisle seat, sit in the front or the rear – whatever makes you comfortable.You can even opt to travel overnight, meaning that you can arrive early in the morning ready to start your holiday without having had to get up ridiculously early to board a plane to do so.

Travelling by bus takes longer than it takes to get there by plane or train, but at those sorts of prices and with the facilities offered by iDBUS wouldn’t you rather spend longer getting there but be able to spend more when you arrive?Think of all the extra Christmas presents, souvenirs, meals out and experiences you could have all because you have saved money on your travel!

Book your tickets whenever you choose: you could even book your return tickets with iDBUS from Paris to London after you arrive, if you want to be flexible about your holiday arrangements.Then spend the money you’ve saved on something you really want!

Where To Next? – I Have A Few Plans

As much as I have loved my time in Melbourne and enjoyed day and weekend trips to other cities, such as Sydney.  I am now ready to move on to some other places.

Ayer’s Rock

I have still not visited one of the most celebrated natural landmarks in Australia and that is one of the next destinations on my plan.  I have made some friends who actually live near to Ayer’s Rock in the Northern Territory so I will hook up with them when I make my way up there.  Apparently they can get my foot in the door for some work, though there is always the web designing business which is still going well.


This is one of the big cities in Australia that I have always wanted to visit.  Apparently it is known for some great night spots and is one of these cities that appeal to all people’s tastes.  The food is to die for, according to my friends and relatives who have holidayed there in the past.  Much like Melbourne, the weather is comfortable and great all year round – so that definitely appeals to me.

The Great Ocean Road

Another place I was told about was the Great Ocean Road.  The views there sound outstanding.  It is a road that is over 200 miles in length and runs along the coastline of Oz, near Victoria.  As well as the jaw dropping views, there are some great restaurants that I want to check out as I have become a big fan of Australian cuisine, as well as all the Thai, Indian and other Middle Eastern food that is served in many restaurants round here.

Fraser Island In Queensland

Although I have already visited the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, I still haven’t had the chance to visit Fraser Island.  Apparently this is the largest area of sand in the world and has around 120 km of beaches that are all beautifully clean and tidy.  I have been told that it is best to cover Fraser Island over a few days, instead of trying to experience it all in just one or two, so I am already looking into accommodation and travel to get out there and check it out.  I am especially looking forward to checking out the snorkelling and scuba diving round the many shipwrecks and seeing some of the rare flora and fauna found there as well.

The Grampians National Park in Victoria

This park is located in Halls Gap and is around 175 km to the north of the end point of the Great Ocean Road, so I could possibly check this out after my trip along the famous road.  The thing that attracts me to this park is the hikes through the sandstone ridges.